Stone named Tillman Scholar

A Juneau resident who lost his left leg while leading an assault on a Taliban stronghold last year earned distinction as a Tillman Scholar, according to a release from the Pat Tillman Foundation issued Monday.

U.S. Navy Lt. Brandon Stone is one of 59 students to receive one of the scholarships this year. He is currently pursuing a law degree from Georgetown University and hopes to work in national security law and foreign policy upon graduation, according to information provided by the Tillman Foundation. Stone previously earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from The Ohio State University.

Stone, a member of SEAL Team 10, earned a Purple Heart and Bronze Star with a Combat “V” device while serving multiple tours of duty in Iraq, Africa and Afghanistan.

This is the fourth year of the scholarships awarded by the Tillman Foundation, which is named after former U.S. Army Ranger and NFL defensive back Pat Tillman, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2004. The foundation awarded nearly $1 million in scholarship money this year, and has provided nearly $3.2 million in scholarships since its inception.

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